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Pope to soon declare 37th doctor of the church: St. Irenaeus

A 2nd-century saint known as a bridge between eastern and western Christianity has taken another step toward being declared a doctor of the church, one of the highest honors in the Catholic Church
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Bombing in Pakistan's 2nd city Lahore kills 2, wounds 26

Pakistani police say a powerful bomb has exploded in a crowded bazar in Lahore, the country's second-largest city, killing at least two people and wounding 26
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Police officials examine the site of bomb explosion, in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. Police said the powerful bomb exploded in a crowded bazar in Pakistan’s second largest city of Lahore, killing several people and wounding dozens of others. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)
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Island nation of Tonga devastated by historic volcanic eruption

The eruption blanketed the country with ash and produced tsunami waves up to 50 feet high.
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The eruption blanketed the country with ash and produced tsunami waves up to 50 feet high.
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Trying to stem the pandemic, Uganda creates a fuel crisis

A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no fuel reserves of its own
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In this image made from video, a view of queues of trucks near Bungoma, Kenya, close to the border with Uganda, on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. A dispute over COVID-19 testing fees for truckers crossing from Kenya has created a fuel crisis in Uganda, highlighting an economic impact of the pandemic in a landlocked country with virtually no fuel reserves of its own. (AP Photo)
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German FM: Diplomats shared blame for Holocaust

Germany’s foreign minister says that the country’s diplomats during the Nazi era shared blame for the Holocaust and she wants more training for staff to speak up against all forms of discrimination
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The 'Haus der Wannseekonferenz' (House of the Wannsee Conference) is pictured in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. On Tuesday, two days before the 80th anniversery of the conference, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier visited the historic site of the meeting of high-ranking representatives of the authorities, SS and NSDAP. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
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Russia accuses West of plotting 'provocations' in Ukraine

Russia has accused the West of plotting “provocations” in Ukraine.
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This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows battle group deployments at the Pogonovo training area in Voronezh, Russia, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022. President Joe Biden said Wednesday, Jan. 19, he thinks Russia will invade Ukraine and warned President Vladimir Putin that his country would pay a “dear price” in lives lost and a possible cutoff from the global banking system if it does. (Maxar Technologies via AP)
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Slovenia's president to set general election for April 24

Slovenia's president says parliamentary election in Slovenia will be held on April 24
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Polish airliner struck by lightning, returns to airport

LOT Polish Airlines says lightning struck one of its planes and prompted the aircraft to return to Warsaw
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Prosecutor: Norway mass killer still 'a very dangerous man'

A prosecutor in Norway says a far-right extremist who killed 77 people in 2011 still is “a very dangerous man” and should not be released
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Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik sits in the makeshift courtroom in Skien prison on the second day of his hearing where he is requesting release on parole, in Skien, Norway, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Breivik, the far-right fanatic who killed 77 people in bomb-and-gun massacres in 2011, argued Tuesday for an early release from prison, telling a parole judge he had renounced violence even as he professed white supremacist views and flashed Nazi salutes. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB scanpix via AP)
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Report on sexual abuse in German diocese faults former pope

A report on sexual abuse in Munich has faulted retired Pope Benedict XVI.
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FILE - The sun goes down behind the Church of Our Lady, right, the city hall and Church Alter Peter in Munich, southern Germany, Sept. 28, 2008. Munich archdiocese, whose current archbishop is a prominent ally of Pope Francis and which was once led by retired Pope Benedict XVI, is being released on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, File)
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Hungary's Orban to discuss nuclear power project with Putin

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban plans to meet with President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 1 to discuss the progress of a project to expand a Hungarian nuclear power plan
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Sri Lanka settles sovereign bond payment as reserves dwindle

Sri Lanka has paid $500 million due on sovereign bonds from its badly depleted foreign reserves despite calls by experts to defer it and use the sum to import essential food and medicine
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Turkey's central bank ends string of interest rate cuts

Turkey’s central bank has kept a key interest rate unchanged, halting a string of rate cuts that triggered a currency crisis and sent prices skyrocketing
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EXPLAINER: How sweeping EU rules would curb tech companies

European Union lawmakers are weighing rules that would require online companies to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms and take other steps to protect users
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FILE - An iPhone displays the apps for Facebook and Messenger in New Orleans, Aug. 11, 2019. Online companies would have to ramp up efforts to keep harmful content off their platforms and take other steps to protect users under rules that European Union lawmakers are set to vote on Thursday Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane, File)
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Report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI for his handling of sexual abuse cases when he was an archbishop in Germany

Report faults retired Pope Benedict XVI for his handling of sexual abuse cases when he was an archbishop in Germany
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UK police arrest 2 men over Texas synagogue hostage-taking

British police say they have arrested two people in connection with a hostage-taking at a synagogue in Texas
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This Jan. 2, 2022 photo provided by OurCalling, LLC shows Malik Faisal Akram, at a Dallas homeless shelter. Akram, the armed man who took four people hostage during a 10-hour standoff at a Texas synagogue on Saturday, Jan. 15, had spent time in area homeless shelters in the two weeks leading up to the attack, and was dropped off at one by someone he appeared to know. (OurCalling, LLC via AP)
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Stampede at religious ceremony in Liberia kills 29 people

Officials in Liberia say that at least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in a densely populated area of the capital, Monrovia
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British police arrest 2 men in probe of hostage-taking incident at Texas synagogue

The pair "remain in custody for questioning," police said.
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A law enforcement vehicle sits near the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, on Jan. 16, 2022, where a gunman held four people hostage for more than 10 hours.
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19-year-old to break record of youngest woman to fly solo around the world

In five months, Zara Rutherford flew over 40 countries and five continents.
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Pilot Zara Rutherford smiles after she landed with her Shark ultralight plane at the Egelsbach airport in Frankfurt, Germany, Jan.19, 2022.
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Israel inks multi-billion dollar submarine deal with Germany

Israel has signed a three billion euro ($3.4 billion) deal to buy three cutting edge submarines from Germany, the defense ministry announced
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FILE - An oil platform in Israel's offshore Leviathan gas field is seen from on board the Israeli Navy Ship Atzmaut as a submarine patrols in the Mediterranean Sea , Sept. 1, 2021. Israel signed a three billion euro ($3.4 billion) deal on Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022, to buy three cutting edge submarines from Germany, the defense ministry announced. The Dakar-class diesel-electric submarines will be produced by German manufacturer Thyssenkrupp and are expected to be delivered within nine years, the ministry said. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
January 20

EXPLAINER: How UK Conservatives can change their leader

Some Conservative lawmakers in Britain are talking about ousting their leader, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, over allegations that he and his staff held lockdown-breaching parties during the coronavirus pandemic
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Japan's imports hit record highs on surging energy prices

Japan’s exports and imports both reached record highs in December, largely because of surging oil prices and a weaker yen
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FILE - A container ship is docked at a port in Tokyo, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. Japan’s exports and imports both reached record highs in December because of surging oil prices, as well as a weak yen, the government said Thursday, Jan. 20, 2022. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
January 20

Pakistan court sentences woman to death for blasphemy

A Pakistani court has sentenced a Muslim woman to death after finding her guilty of blasphemy for insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad
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Lebanon's poorest scavenge through trash to survive

Even trash has become a commodity fought over in the streets in Lebanon, mired in one of the world’s worst financial crises in modern history
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Hoda, 57, a Lebanese garbage scavenger, searches in a dumpster in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2022. As Lebanon faces one of the world’s worst financial crises in modern history, now even its trash has become a commodity fought over in the street. (AP Photo/Lujain Jo)
January 19

Twitter blocks account of Mexican magnate

Online social platform Twitter has suspended the account of one of Mexico’s wealthiest men and a close ally of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador for alleged violations of its abuse and harassment policies
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New Zealand delivers aid to Tonga after volcanic eruption

Two New Zealand Royal Navy ships delivered humanitarian aid and disaster relief supplies to Tonga following a strong volcanic eruption on Jan. 15.
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Two New Zealand Royal Navy ships delivered humanitarian aid and disaster relief supplies to Tonga following a strong volcanic eruption on Jan. 15.
January 19

Red Cross: Hack exposes data on 515,000 vulnerable people

The International Committee of the Red Cross says hackers broke into servers holding its data and gained access to personal, confidential information on more than a half-million vulnerable people
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FILE - Robert Mardini speaks during a news conference on the situation in Gaza, at the International Red Cross, headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 31, 2018. The International Committee of the Red Cross, which is best known for helping war victims, says hackers broke into servers hosting its data and gained access to personal, confidential information on more than a half-million vulnerable people. "An attack on the data of people who are missing makes the anguish and suffering for families even more difficult to endure," Mardini, the ICRC's director-general, said in a statement. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP, File)
January 19

19-year-old breaks record of youngest woman to fly solo around the world

During her five-month journey, Zara Rutherford flew over 40 countries and five continents.
January 19
During her five-month journey, Zara Rutherford flew over 40 countries and five continents.
January 19

US boosts military aid to Ukraine as Russia tensions soar

The Biden administration says it's providing an additional $200 million.
January 19
U.S. Senators Chris Murphy D-Conn. gives a briefing at Ukrainian Presidential office after their meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
January 19

Barbados holds snap general election amid criticism

The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados is holding a snap general election after cutting ties with Queen Elizabeth II late last year and appointing its first ever president to lead the world’s newest republic
January 19
FILE - Barbados Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley speaks during the opening ceremony of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 1, 2021. The eastern Caribbean island of Barbados is holding a snap general election on Jan. 19, 2022, more than a year ahead of schedule, and Mottley is seeking a second term for a five-year position she won in 2018, when she became the island’s first female leader. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
January 19

Rio de Janeiro police move to regain control of some favelas

Some 1,200 police officers have been deployed to Rio de Janeiro’s working-class Jacarezinho neighborhood, marking the start of a state effort seeking to reclaim territory
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Military police occupy the Jacarezinho favela in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Military police started to occupy the favela as the first phase of Rio de Janeiro state government's new program against organized crime and promises of social interventions. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
January 19

Three of Tonga's smaller islands badly damaged by tsunami

Three of Tonga’s islands have suffered serious damage from tsunami waves.
January 19
FILE - This satellite image provided by Maxar Technologies shows an overview of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai volcano in Tonga on Dec. 24, 2021. Three of Tonga's smaller islands suffered serious damage from tsunami waves, officials and the Red Cross said Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022, as a wider picture begins to emerge of the damage caused by the eruption of an undersea volcano near the Pacific archipelago nation. (Satellite image ©2022 Maxar Technologies via AP, File)
January 19

Libya aims to maintain oil output after elections delay

The head of Libya’s national oil company has said that his country will try to keep oil production at 1.2 million barrels a day in 2022, but that the company is dealing with serious budget shortfalls
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Man who threatened Dutch minister gets 6 months in prison

Dutch media report that a man who stood outside the home of a former Dutch foreign minister shouting and waving a burning torch has been sent to prison for six months
January 19
FILE - Dutch Finance Minister Sigrid Kaag speaks with the media as she arrives for a meeting of eurogroup finance ministers at the European Council building in Brussels, Jan. 17, 2022. A man who stood outside the home of former Dutch foreign minister Kaag waving a burning torch and shouting threats was sent to prison Wednesday, Jan. 19 for six months, Dutch media reported.(AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, file)
January 19

Voting rights protest, Timkat and an oil spill: World in Photos, Jan. 19

A look at the top photos from around the globe.
January 19
VIDEO: Voting rights protest, Timkat and an oil spill: World in Photos, Jan. 19
January 19

UAE envoy: Yemen's Houthis used missiles in Abu Dhabi attack

A United Arab Emirates ambassador says Yemen's Houthi rebels used cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and drones in an attack on Abu Dhabi this week that killed three people and set off fires at a fuel depot and an international airport
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In this satellite image provided by Planet Labs PBC, white fire suppressing foam is seen after an attack on an Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. fuel depot in the Mussafah neighborhood of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. A drone attack claimed by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting a key oil facility in Abu Dhabi killed three people on Monday and sparked a fire at Abu Dhabi's international airport. (Planet Labs PBC via AP)
January 19

UK's Johnson faces Parliament as ouster bid gathers steam

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has defied calls to resign in a feisty performance in Parliament
January 19
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures during a visit to Finchley Memorial Hospital, in North London, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. (Ian Vogler, Pool Photo via AP)
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Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard denied bail in Toronto

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard has been denied bail and will be detained in Toronto as he awaits trial
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German Green party leaders face probe over bonus payments

Berlin prosecutors have opened an investigation into the leadership of Germany’s Green party, including the country's new vice chancellor and foreign minister, over pandemic bonus payments last winter
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US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

Two senior U.S. diplomats are in Sudan to try and help find a way out of the ongoing crisis in the African country triggered by an October military coup
January 19
People chant slogans during a protest in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday, Jan. 17, 2022. Thousands of people took to the streets on Monday to protest the Oct. 25, 2021 coup that has plunged the country into grinding deadlock. (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)
January 19

Unilever won't top $68B bid for GSK consumer healthcare unit

Unilever, the maker of Vaseline skin care products and Dove soap, says it won’t increase a 50 billion-pound ($68.2 billion) offer for GlaxoSmithKline’s consumer healthcare unit that was rejected last week
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FILE - The offices of pharmaceutical firm GlaxoSmithKline, in London, April 20, 2009. The pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said Saturday Jan. 15, 2022, it has rejected an unsolicited 50 billion-pound ($68.4 billion) bid from Unilever for its consumer healthcare goods unit, a joint venture it controls in a partnership with Pfizer. (AP Photo/Sang Tan, File)
January 19

Impoverished Lebanese, Syrians struggle to survive cold

A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive
January 19
Displaced Syrian children walk in the snow at a refugee camp, in Afrin, north of Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. A snowstorm in the Middle East has left many Lebanese and Syrians scrambling to find ways to survive. Some are burning old clothes, plastic and other hazardous materials to keep warm as temperatures plummet and poverty soars. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)
January 19

Israel police evict Jerusalem residents from disputed houses

Israeli police have evicted Palestinian residents from a disputed property in a flashpoint Jerusalem neighborhood
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A woman looks at the ruins of a Palestinian house demolished by the Jerusalem municipality in the flashpoint east Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Israeli police on Wednesday evicted Palestinian residents from the disputed property and demolished the building, days after a tense standoff. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
January 19

Rivals say Macron is using EU as springboard for French vote

French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make the European Union more powerful as his country holds the bloc’s presidency for six months
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at the European Parliament Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 in Strasbourg, eastern France. (AP Photo/Jean-Francois Badias)
January 19

UN chief cites 'demonstrable effort' at peace in Ethiopia

The United Nations secretary-general says he is delighted to hear “there is now a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia after more than 14 months of war
January 19
Ethiopian Orthodox Christian priests gather next to a pool of water as followers beat drums and sing religious songs to celebrate the second day of the festival of Timkat, or Epiphany, in the capital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. The annual festival celebrates the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan. (AP Photo)
January 19

Kazakh defense minister fired; last Russia-led troops leave

The Russian Defense Ministry says all the troops deployed to Kazakhstan by a Russia-led security alliance to help quell violent unrest have left the former Soviet nation
January 19
In this image taken from video released by Russian Defense Ministry Press Service, Russian peacekeepers of Collective Security Treaty Organization leave a Russian military plane during the withdrawal of its troops, at an airport outside Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022. Russia's defense ministry says the troops that were deployed to Kazakhstan as violent demonstrations shook the country have returned home. The troops were part of a force sent as peacekeepers by the Collective Treaty Security Organization, a Russia-led alliance of six former Soviet states. The CSTO approved the force of more than 2,000 on Jan. 5 at the request of Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev. (Russian Defense Ministry Press Service via AP)
January 19

UAE envoy to US says Yemen's Houthis used missiles as well as drones in deadly attack that targeted Abu Dhabi this week

UAE envoy to US says Yemen's Houthis used missiles as well as drones in deadly attack that targeted Abu Dhabi this week
January 19
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Russia says it will take nothing less but NATO expansion ban

Russia has maintained a tough posture amid the tensions over its troop buildup near Ukraine
January 19
A convoy of Russian armored vehicles moves along a highway in Crimea, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. Russia has concentrated an estimated 100,000 troops with tanks and other heavy weapons near Ukraine in what the West fears could be a prelude to an invasion. (AP Photo)
January 19

Taliban economy conference in Kabul stresses need for funds

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have held their first economic conference, five months since taking over the country that is now teetering on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe and economic collapse
January 19
Taliban Prime Minister Mohammad Hasan Akhund, left, speaks during an economic conference at the former Presidential Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. Afghanistan's Taliban rulers are holding their first economic conference, five months since taking over the country that is now teetering on the verge of a humanitarian catastrophe and economic collapse. The U.N. head of mission for Afghanistan said at the gathering on Wednesday that  surprising $1 billion in exports. (Taliban Prime Minister Media Office via AP)
January 19

Putin hosts Iranian president for Kremlin talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin has hosted his Iranian counterpart, hailing their the two countries’ cooperation on international issues, including the Syrian crisis
January 19
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, right, talk to each other during their meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (Pavel Bednyakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)